UK/ITALY: Daikin Applied Europe has acquired UK contracting company Brooktherm operative Ltd.

Founded in 2000 and based in Birkenhead, Brooktherm is a provider of industrial refrigeration and heating, ventilation and air conditioning services primarily in the North West. These include turnkey projects and services, including design and provision of bespoke maintenance and repairs.

In the year to 31 March 2023, the company’s turnover exceeded £14 million, up 5.7% on the previous year. Profit for the year was £890,135.

Following the acquisition, Brooktherm will retain its trading name as a member of the Daikin group and directors Jamie and Daniel Keating will remain involved in the management of the company.

Daikin Applied said the acquisition of Brooktherm was another step in its strategy to develop industrial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) designs and solutions while strengthening its technical expertise in preparation for new innovations such as “natural” refrigerants.

Berooktherm will complement Daikin’s service division, Daikin Applied Service, as a provider of service and maintenance solutions for a wide temperature range of products covering refrigeration, process refrigeration and industrial HVAC.

Daikin Applied Europe, a subsidiary of Daikin Industries, is located in Ariccia, Rome, Italy. It is a European center of competence for the design and production of chillers, heat pumps, air handling units, compressors and inverter drives.